Don Bachardy portrait of Brown is newsy again

brown-portrait-bachardy.jpgBack in the day of Jerry Brown I, noted Santa Monica artist Don Bachardy painted the official portrait for the gallery of governors in Sacramento. Only the work didn't go over so well. Looks fine to me, but in the 1980s the painting was hidden away, prompting Bachardy to quip back then, "If you saw some of the paintings hanging in the Capitol, you'd see why I am not at all insulted that my portrait of Brown is not among them." Sacramento TV station KCRA revisited the dust-up and asked Brown his current thinking: looks kind of unfinished, he said. Via Culture Monster.

Credit: Governors of California Portrait Gallery, California State Capitol Museum

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